Many of the decorations for your big day don’t have to be elaborate, expensive pieces. In fact, some of the most beautiful decor can be found in everyday, natural items, like fruit. From berries and pears to apples and pomegranates, don’t overlook these natural design elements for your nuptials.

Place cards
Add a little something extra to your guests’ place cards with a basket of fruit. Don’t worry, we’re not talking about large baskets here. Offer them half-pint containers filled with different fresh berries they can enjoy before their meal or take home for later. Stand up the cards in small, farm-style baskets filled with fruit of your choice.

Table decorations
Fruit makes some of the best centerpieces. And there are so many different options to choose from, making them a particularly versatile decor item. Fill up tall glass vases with water and floating Granny Smith apples, top with a bouquet of green hydrangeas and wrap with a few pieces of twine for a simple, rustic centerpiece. You could also use a variety of fruit for kisses of color in your table decor. Fill a silver vase with apples, blackberries, blueberries, grapes and a few succulents for a bit of greenery, and you have the perfect mix of natural beauty and elegance.

Cake decorations
Fruit and cake go together like peanut butter and jelly – and for an added bonus – fruit looks magnificent on any tiered confection. This cake has a mixture of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries lining each tier, with a handful of them topping the cake off. Apples and synthetic leaves can make for the perfect fall treat.

Balance out florals in your bouquet with some fresh fruit. It provides a natural, rustic vibe and adds plenty of texture and color. Some of the most commonly used varieties are berries because they don’t overpower the flowers. Snowberries, pepper berries, porcelain vine berries and hypericum berries all look beautiful when intertwined with blooms. This bride combined succulents, flowers, greenery and red berries for a beautiful, natural arrangement.

Use fresh fruit as a garnish on drinks, or create a signature cocktail using your favorite fruits. Try spiked apple cider for a fall or winter wedding, or offer guests a delicious cranberry kiss, which is a mix of Captain Morgan rum and cranberry cocktail.

Will you be using any natural decor in your big day? Share your thoughts with us!